SODIUM CHLORIDE

 

Sodium chloride solution is an electrolyte solution (sterile IV solution).

This solution is used to supply water and salt (sodium chloride) to the body. Sodium chloride solution may also be mixed with other medications given by injection into a vein. It may be used as a way to give injectable medicines, to flush intravenous (IV lines), and for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Do NOT use sodium chloride solution if you are allergic to any ingredient in sodium chloride solution.

Redness, pain, or swelling at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: swelling hands/ankles/feet, trouble breathing, muscle cramps/weakness.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

Precautions

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney problems, heart problems (such as heart failure), body water/salt imbalance.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

This solution is safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding when used as directed.

 

Interactions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

An overdose of sodium chloride flush is unlikely to occur. If overdose is suspected, bring the victim to the nearest hospital right away.

 

Available brands:

  • Endure Medical 0.9% Sodium Chloride (Shanxi Nuocheng Pharma)
  • Euro-Med 0.9% Sodium Chloride (Euro-Med)

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